Law enforcement arrested two people after finding over $250,000 worth of drugs — including 115 pounds of cannabis products — and $116,000 in cash during a search warrant near Woodstock.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on Friday in the 13800 block of Perkins Road in Woodstock, according to court documents.
The search recovered approximately 115 pounds of cannabis products and 640 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said in a motion.
The street value of the cannabis products is approximately $230,000 and the approximate street value of the cocaine is $27,400, prosecutors said.
A gun with a defaced serial number, various amounts of different ammunition, an “abundant amount” of packaging materials, money counter, vacuum sealer, digital scales and drug ledgers were also recovered.
Investigators found $116,399 in cash in various denominations.
The items recovered were found throughout the house and mostly in plain view.
Edgar Herrera, 32, who lives at the residence, admitted he intended to sell the cocaine and cannabis, prosecutors said.
He also allegedly admitted the gun was his and that he knew the serial number had been defaced.
During the search warrant, Herrera obstructed justice by flushing cocaine down a toilet in his residence, according to a criminal complaint.
Herrera was charged with armed violence, possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of over 5,000 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of over 5,000 grams of cannabis, possession of 400-900 grams of cannabis, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a defaced firearm and obstructing justice.
Court records show Herrera is a convicted felon after being convicted of residential burglary in Kane County.
A second suspect, Ana M. Mendoza, 24, of the 13800 block of Perkins Road in Woodstock, was charged with possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of over 5,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of over 5,000 grams of cannabis and possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine.
Herrera remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $200,000 bond while Mendoza remains held on a $125,000 bond.